What kind of denture can I have?
At Martin Dental we have a variety of Dentures available such as chrome, acrylic, and flexi dentures. Partial or complete dentures are available depending on your requirement and budget. Read more
How fast can I have my denture repaired?
Martin Dental are able to offer same day denture repairs for many cases and always endeavor to repair more complicated jobs as fast as possible. Read more
Are braces right for my child?
Martin Dental are able to assess whether your child requires braces and when the best time to start. We do not do braces on site but we can assess what is required and refer you to the appropriate Orthodontic team whilst getting your child’s teeth ‘braces ready’. Read more
Do you honour the Medicare Childs Bulk Bill Benefit scheme?
Yes, Martin Dental BULK BILLS the CDBS so you are able to swipe and attend your appointment. We are able to check your eligibility on site prior to any treatment being done so there are no out of pocket surprises on the day. Read more
What is cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic Dentistry involves easily accessible treatments that can dramatically improve your smile such as white composite fillings to replace black/silver fillings. Porcelain Veneers are used to cover chipped, misshapen or discolored teeth and crowns are also available to correct a number of issues such as teeth which have been compromised due to root canal treatments etc. Read more
How can I repair my smile?
The dentists at Martin Dental are able to offer a range of Cosmetic Dentistry options to repair any issues you may have with your smile. We can offer a range of options to suit your aesthetic/clinical needs and requirements. Read more
What are composite veneers?
Composite Veneers are similar to Porcelain Veneers but are dramatically different in price. This is your cheaper option for a quick solution to any aesthetic issues you may have. These are accomplished by white composite filling material which is adhered to the top layer of your natural tooth. Read more
Bridges & Crowns
Why do I need a crown?
Martin Dental are able to access if you need a crown for a functional/clinical or aesthetic reasons. We offer a very reasonable price point for crowns and are able to ensure you are able to get the best benefit possible from your health fund. Read more
How can I fill a gap in my smile?
A gap can be filled in your smile by using crowns or bridges to replace missing or damaged teeth that need to be extracted. This is an extremely aesthetically pleasing option that is fixed in your mouth permanently and comfortable, like your natural teeth. Read more
What are the different types of crowns?
Martin Dental have a variety of options for crowns- full porcelain, porcelain fused onto gold crowns and full gold crowns. Book your appointment and we can advise the best option for you. Read more
What is an implant?
A dental Implant is a permanently fixed titanium screw that is placed in your jaw bone where the tooth is missing. A crown is then placed on top of the titanium screw after the site is completely healed, giving the appearance of a natural healthy tooth. Implants are very popular solution for missing teeth and can often offer an anchor point for upper or lower dentures. Read more
Am I a good candidate for a dental implant?
The Dentists at Martin Dental can assess whether you are a good candidate for a dental implant or not and refer you to the appropriate Periodontist for this procedure. Read more
Can I attach my denture to an implant?
Yes in most cases a denture can be attached to an implant. The dentists at Martin Dental are able to plan the procedures and/or treatment so that dentures and implants can be combined to give a comprehensive solution for simple and complex dental requirements. Read more
Can my tooth be saved or does it need to be extracted?
In most cases, a tooth can be saved from extraction by performing a root canal treatment. This involves removing the infected nerve from inside a dead or dying tooth. This not only stops the severe pain associated with dying teeth and enables us to save your tooth. Read more
How can root canal treatment improve my health?
A root canal treatment can improve your overall health by eliminating the infection that your body has to deal with from a dead or dying tooth. Read more
How often should I visit the dentist
Martin Dental recommends that you visit your dentist every 6 months for a check-up of the teeth and soft tissues as well as a comprehensive clean of the teeth or gums. Read more
How do you know if you have gum disease?
The Dentists at Martin Dental can advise you of any gum infections you may have but some telltale signs are bleeding and swollen gums and pain upon chewing and brushing. Read more
What is included in my check-up
In your routine check-up visit with us at Martin Dental we check all of your teeth and soft tissues, take any x-rays if needed to check between the teeth and give your whole mouth a thorough clean. Read more
Porcelain/ Composite Veneers
What is a Porcelain veneer
A veneer is a thin porcelain cover (like a fake nail) which is placed over the tooth to dramatically improve the appearance of a tooth but looks like your natural teeth. Read more
Can I have a "Hollywood Smile"?
At Martin Dental we can definitely help you to achieve your ‘Hollywood Smile’ in a variety of different ways from dental work to cosmetic injectables. Because a great smile doesn’t stop with your teeth. Read more
What is sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea is a medical condition that not only affects your sleep but can severely affect your health and quality of life. Sleep apnea is characterised by pauses in breathing or periods of shallow breathing during sleep. Each pause can last from a few seconds to a few minutes many times a night. Read more
How can my dentist at Martin Dental help?
Your dentist at Martin Dental can help your sleep apnea by recommending a sleep guard which helps to keep your jaw ajar whilst you sleep therefore providing more oxygen. Read more
What are the dangers of leaving sleep apnea untreated?
There can be severe health complications if sleep apnea is left untreated, some of which are high blood pressure, stroke, heart failure, heart attacks, fatigue, depression, diabetes & more. Read more
What is the difference between in-home, in-chair and laser treatments?
Martin Dental have several types of whitening systems available. Take home kits allow for personal upkeep for years to come. These are small & comfortable & are individually moulded to your own teeth allowing for the perfect fit. In chair whitening treatments are a fantastic option for busy people who just want to achieve an INSTANT result in one visit. Read more
How safe is dental bleaching?
Teeth whitening at Martin Dental is completely safe, we use only the best materials as recommended by the Australian Dental Association. Read more
Will my teeth get sensitive?
Some people will experience some tooth sensitivity during or after the whitening procedures. This is uncommon though and very short lived, pain killers such as over the counter Panadol is all that would be required. Read more
TMJ & Teeth grinding
Can my headaches be caused by TMJ?
Headaches can definitely be caused by TMJ, but other dental issues such as broken teeth or infection can also be the cause for constant headaches. Read more
What is TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder)
TMJ stands for ‘Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction’ this is a disorder of the jaw muscles & nerves caused by injury to the joint. The injured joint leads to pain with chewing, clicking, cracking & popping of the jaw. Swelling can also appear causing migraines, nerve inflammation & tooth grinding. Read more
How can cosmetic injectables help my TMJ?
Injections are inserted directly into the chewing (masseter and temporalis) muscles to relax them. This is not a permanent solution & will need yearly top ups but most patients find this solution very easy & rewarding. Read more
What is laser dentistry?
Laser dentistry involves the use of a safe laser to enable faster and more effective uptake of whitening materials in the teeth. Read more
Is it true that laser dentistry removes the need to use the old style ‘drills’?
In some cases the laser can completely replace the use of the drill, a consultation with a Dentist at Martin Dental is required to check your suitability. Read more
White Fillings/ Amalgam Removal
What kind of dental fillings are available at Martin Denistry?
At Martin Dental, we only use safe white filling material never silver/amalgam fillings, Dr Martin has not done ‘amalgam’ fillings in over 25 years. Read more
Do amalgam fillings need to be replaced?
Old amalgam fillings do not need to be replaced unless for cosmetic reasons. However over time these silver fillings do tend to ‘break down’ due to the teeth expanding, shrinking & moving. So it is then that it’s recommended that they be replaced so no cavities start. Read more
Is it safe to remove amalgam?
At Martin Dental we have had over 20 years experience in the removal of amalgam fillings, we use water to flush the silver out and our suction to pick up the excess. None of this is swallowed by the patient & it is removed safely. Read more
Wisdom Tooth Removal/ Extractions
Is Penthrox available at Martin Dentistry?
Martin Dental does offer Penthrox as a sedation method. As used by the Queensland Ambulance Service, this is a safe effective sedation. Unlike ‘happy gas’, you are able to drive yourself home afterwards & continue on your day without any ‘groggy’ feelings. Read more
Can my wisdom tooth be taken out without a general anaesthetic?
In most cases wisdom teeth can be taken out in our surgery under local anaesthetic eliminating the need for unnecessary hospital fees. Read more
What treatments does Martin Dental offer?
At Martin Dental we offer a variety of Cosmetic Injectable treatments such as: Fillers for lips, marionette lines & jawline enhancement. Relaxers for forehead, frown lines, brow lifts. Read more
Can these treatments help my TMJ & migraines?
Cosmetic Injectables are becoming a very popular choice for people who suffer from migraines & TMJ. Combining this treatment with your regular check up and clean appointments is a great way to stay on top of you oral health. Read more
Will I be able to get this treatment done in my lunch break and return to work afterwards?
All of the cosmetic injectables we perform at Martin Dental are so undetectable that you will be able to head straight back to work afterwards without anyone suspecting anything. A light re-do of your makeup may be all that is required. Read more
Can morning sickness affect my teeth?
Morning sickness does affect the health of your teeth because the gastric reflux that travels up from your stomach can cause dental erosion. Read more
Can I see a dentist while pregnant?
Martin Dental advises to keep up with your check up and cleans before, during and after pregnancy to avoid any risk of oral health infections. Read more
Is it true I'll loose a tooth for every baby I have?
No, that’s an old wives’ tale. Read more
What is periodontal disease?
Periodontal Disease is the inflammation of the gums surrounding the teeth. Plaque and calculus are the main causes of gum disease. Read more
What happens if it's left untreated?
If left untreated, periodontal disease (gum disease) will cause bone loss resulting in your teeth becoming loose and eventually needing to be extracted. Read more
How does periodontal disease affect my overall health?
Periodontal disease has been linked with diabetes, heart issues, fertility and other health issues. Read more
What do I do if I have a tooth ache after hours?
If you find yourself with a toothache after hours it is best to try at home remedies such as pain relief. Panadol & Nurofen 2 hourly often work great, as do heat packs in some cases. Read more
What should I do if I knock out a tooth?
If you or your child has knocked out a tooth it is imperative that you place the tooth back in the hole immediately. Making sure to hold it by the white crown part & not touch the yellow root part. If you cannot put the tooth back in, put said tooth into saline or milk & head into Martin Dental straight away. Try to phone ahead if possible. Read more
Can I swipe my health fund card on the day of my appointment?
Martin Dental has a HICAPS machine on site so we can conveniently swipe your card on the day, saving you an extra trip to your Health Funds Office for refunds.
If I have a Medicare Card can I use it at Martin Dental?
Martin Dental ONLY has authority to use Medicare cards for the Children’s Dental Benefit Scheme. This is not applicable to adults unfortunately.
Is Fluoride good for my teeth?
Fluoride is extremely important to your oral health. It safely strengthens and protects teeth against decay & sensitivity.